PEORIA, IL -- from a news release:
DOWNSTATE STORY VOL. 23 NOW AVAILABLE FREE ON THE WEB
Ten new short stories by Illinois, Midwestern and other writers are featured in the 2014 edition of Downstate Story, Peoria's only literary magazine for fiction. Downstate Story is now being published only on the Web at www.downstatestory.com
The writers in this issue are Pepper Bauer of Mapleton, IL; Barbara Schmidt of Laura, IL; Gordon Petry of Pekin, IL; Cathryn Goodman of Glen Ellyn, IL; Mardelle Fortier of Lisle, IL; Grazina Smith of Chicago, IL; Tom Graham of Greenfield, IN; Mary Rodriguez of McFarland, WI; David A. Goldstein of Lake Oswego, OR; and Matt LeShay of Culebra, PR.
These outstanding writers include several with long lists of publications in other literary magazines, and some have authored books.
Published by Downstate Story, Inc., an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, the annual publication aims to present original fiction by Illinois writers and writers with ties to Illinois and the Midwest as a quality alternative to today's mass-market publishing.
For this Web edition, readers are asked for donations to help defray publishing costs. All writers are paid for their work.
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